Centre Party (Faroe Islands)

The Centre Party (Faroese: Miðflokkurin) is a Christian-democratic,[1] conservative[7] political party on the Faroe Islands, led by Jenis av Rana. The party is known for its social conservatism, particularly its stance on LGBT rights.[8]

Centre Party
Miðflokkurin
LeaderJenis av Rana
Founded1992
Split fromChristian People's Party
Ideology
Political positionRight-wing
Nordic affiliationCentre Group
ColoursBlue
Løgting
2 / 33
Folketing
(Faroe seats)
0 / 2
Election symbol
H
Website
midflokkurin.fo

At the 2008 Faroese general election, the party won 8.4% of the popular vote and 3 out of 33 seats. In the 2011 Faroese general election, the party fell to 6.2% and two seats.

Parliament members and ministersEdit

Since 2011, these members represent the party in the Løgting:

LeadersEdit

Party leaders

 

Parliamentary leaders

History of Centre Party in the Faroese and Danish general electionsEdit

Faroese general election[1]
Year Votes Members
# %
1994 1,491 5.2
2 / 32
1998 1,125 4.1
1 / 32
2002 1,292 4.2
1 / 32
2004 1,661 5.2
2 / 32
2008 2,610 8.4
3 / 33
2011 1,882 6.2
2 / 33
2015 1,775 5.5
2 / 33
2019 1,815 5.4
2 / 33
 
Danish general election
Year Votes Members
# %
2001 569 2.2
0 / 2
2005 829 3.3
0 / 2
2007 1,577 6.8
0 / 2
2011 872 4.2
0 / 2
2015 605 2.6
0 / 2
2019 Did not contest

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "Faroes/Denmark". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 30 December 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  2. ^ Gaini, Firouz (2 December 2019). "Jerusalem in the North Atlantic: The Land and State of Israel from a Faroese Perspective". In Adams, Jonathan; Heß, Cordelia (eds.). Antisemitism in the North: History and State of Research. p. 219. ISBN 978-3-11-063193-7. ISSN 2627-440X.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2020-09-29. Retrieved 2019-09-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2019-09-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-06-04. Retrieved 2019-06-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-09-14. Retrieved 2019-09-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Christina Bergqvist (1 January 1999). Equal Democracies?: Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries. Nordic Council of Ministers. pp. 318–. ISBN 978-82-00-12799-4. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  8. ^ Bertholdsen, Áki (22 September 2014). "Miðflokkurin setir treytaleyst krav". in.fo (in Faroese). Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2019.

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